Wednesday, January 4, 2012

An opportunity for you: Writing Fast, Writing Deep, starting January 9

2012 is The Year of The Memoir! That’s what Linda Joy Myers* and Kathleen Pooler* have proclaimed, and I enthusiastically join their cause.

Let’s make 2012 the year you seriously tackle writing your memoir!

For some of you, “seriously tackling” means just getting started.

For others, “seriously tackling” means finishing your memoir!

Recently Chris Connolly wrote about completing his memoir:

"Finishing my memoir was one of the coolest things I ever did. The day I wrote 'The end' at the end of a book was up there with my wedding and the births of my sons. Seriously. I joke a lot, but that's not a joke. It was the accomplishment of something I'd literally wanted to do since I first started having sentient thoughts....

"I typed 'The end' at the end of an actual book. The second I wrote those words I knew the whole process had been worth it...."*

Picture this: Some day you, too, can type "The end."

With that in mind, here’s a great opportunity for you: Writing Fast, Writing Deep, an online writing class offered by Kendra Bonnett and Matilda Butler from Women’s Memoirs blog.*

Offered through Story Circle Network,* the three-week class starts January 9.

Kendra and Matilda write this about Writing Fast, Writing Deep:

"There are no class times for this learning experience so you can work it into your personal schedule.... Create more memorable characters, capture a fuller range of emotion, make dialogue carry part of your story, write with vivid detail . . . do it all AND do it faster than you ever thought possible. Using our 'Writing Alchemy, Quick Start' method you'll have a strategy that will start you on the path to being the best writer you can be."

January 9 is just a few days away! Sign up today using this link: http://storycircleonlineclasses.or/classes/butler_bonnett.winter2012.php

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*Resources and links
Chris Connolly,

Writing Fast, Writing Deep,

Women’s Memoirs,

Dr. Linda Joy Myers and National Association of Memoir Writers (NAMW),

Kathleen Pooler’s blog,


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  2. The on line class sounds intriguing. Just to let you know the first link in your post is dead. The second one for "Writing Fast, Writing Deep", works. Have a wonderful day!

  3. Hi, Penny, and thanks for letting me know about that "dead" link. Actually, the links on this blog never have worked properly (but the ones on my other blog have never been a problem--I can't figure out why!). I'm glad to know the link at the bottom of the post works.

    Thanks again.

  4. This sounds like a great idea. I know a few people who want to start a memoir but need a bit of a nudge. I'll let them know about this.

    hope it's a great year for you!

    Angela @The Bookshelf Muse

  5. Hi Linda, This sounds like a great class I love the title! I couldn't get the link to work either. Have you tried checking the link box once you've pasted it in to make sure http//: isn't on there twice? This has happened to me and I just erase one and the link works fine. You might check it out.

  6. Thanks, Olive Tree and Angela, for stopping by.

    Angela, thanks for letting other would-be memoir writers know! I value your blog so much and hope my other followers see the button in my sidebar that will take them right to your resources. Congratulations on your recent award--it's well deserved!

    Olive Tree, the link glitch seems to be a bit more complicated than that. I'm pretty sure the link at the bottom, under resources and links, does work. Also, a person could copy and paste, though that's a pain in the neck. Sorry!

    Happy writing!